Are your favorite stores going out of business too?

by DIY Maven

Are your favorite stores going out of business too?

Last year there was a rash of store closings in my part of the country. They were dropping like flies! It was scary. First was Circuit City, then Linens and Things and then World Market. (I loved World Market.) It settled down over the summer, and I thought I wouldn't lose any more of my go-to stores. Within the last month or so, things started to take another ominous turn.

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Dear Goodwill, Are You Getting Too Big For Your Secondhand Britches?

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Dear Goodwill, Are You Getting Too Big For Your Secondhand Britches?

Image: Shelly Miller Leer

Table purchased Saturday at a city wide 1/2 price sale at Goodwill.

In one out of ten posts I usually mention a shopping trip to Goodwill. For me, it's Mecca, one of my favorite places to relax and do some serious creative thinking. I promote you; I laud you on your good works and pure mission, etc. However, the prices on used furniture and furnishings have skyrocketed beyond realistic value. I mean, come on!!!

The...

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